Police Aide

Cypress, CA
Cypress Police Department

Salary: $16.00 – $18.00 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, performs routine, non-hazardous work in one or more assigned areas of the police department. This is a temporary/part-time position working approximately 20 hours per week. The hours and areas of assignment may be subject to change depending upon the operational needs of the department. Typical assignments are 4–6 hour shifts; mornings, afternoons, or early evenings. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

Essential Functions:

  • Furnish general information and assist the public in person at the front counter and over the telephone.
  • Perform computer data entries and general records duties.
  • Take minor police reports.
  • Perform traffic control direction at public gathering places and traffic collision scenes.
  • Issue parking violations and bicycle citations.
  • Mark vehicles with warning tags for various traffic violations.
  • Make residential vacation checks.
  • Perform messenger duties for various divisions of the police department.
  • May accompany experienced officers on routine patrol.
  • Search files and obtain automated records management system data pertaining to traffic accidents, citations issued and cost recovery reports.
  • Assist in the booking of prisoners.
  • Provide public fingerprinting service.
  • Provide or arrange for routine service to police vehicles and radio equipment and conduct inventory of supplies in police vehicles.
  • Perform other related, non-sworn duties as assigned.


  • Equivalent to six months full-time experience involving extensive public contact and a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • An incumbent in this classification is required to drive a City authorized vehicle in the performance of required field duties.
  • A valid California driver license is required accompanied by proof of an acceptable driving record.
  • An acceptable driving record must be maintained during the course of employment.